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DEFINITION: An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren't hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. This arrangement  … 

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Analyzing the Economic Value of Flash Storage Compared to Traditional Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to traditional hard disks.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

IBM FlashSystem: Where to Use Flash
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a list of benefits of a high performance flash storage system. It also explains which situations it makes sense for organizations to implement flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

All Flash Storage Market Poised for Growth Infographic
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
WHITE PAPER: Check out this one-page infographic to examine the current state of solid state storage. Find out what this technology holds for the future and discover just how much it's going to cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013

Hitachi Vantara

Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

HP Thin Technologies A Competitive Comparison
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

End-to-End Choices in Tiered Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes an innovative tiered storage technology that provides end-to-end choices while allowing you to manage and store data across multiple types of storage media while reducing your total cost of ownership.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

IBM FlashSystem in securities industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on solid state storage as drives, disks, and arrays. Check it out now to discover the broad characteristics of solid state storage and how it can improve your I/O performance.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Implement Flash Technology to Improve Business Performance and Efficiency
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the growing use of flash technology across the enterprise and how the technology is being deployed to improve performance and efficiency.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

NetApp

The Business Benefits of the QLogic FabricCache Adapter
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers a broad range of business and economic benefits of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters. This solution helps close the I/O performance gap and provide the entire SAN benefits including OPEX and CAPEX savings, getting more out of an existing SAN, and increased revenue.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

How to Choose the Best Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper carefully analyzes the costs of several different flash solutions. In order to help you choose the best platform to address your unique storage challenges and performance needs.
Posted: 08 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

NetApp

Flash Storage for Dummies: Special Edition
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 18 Apr 2013

NetApp

VW Credit, Inc. Drives Better Backups with ExaGrid
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief case study today to explore one company's journey to better backups.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

8 Considerations for Evaluating Disk-Based Backup Solutions
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for 8 critical considerations to keep in mind before deciding on a disk-based backup appliance. Explore the importance of backup, restore, dedupe and scalability capabilities when shopping for a backup solution, and gain the insight you need to make a confident and informed decision when it comes to backup.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 | Published: 07 Aug 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Dell Compellent Storage Center - Linux
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of specific information required for administrating storage on Linux servers connected to the Dell Compellent Storage Center. The information is intended for administrators with at minimum a basic understanding of Linux systems, specifically general tasks around managing disk partitions and file systems.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 05 Apr 2012

DellEMC and Intel®

ExaGrid Systems Named Champion in Disk Backup Vendor Landscape by Info-Tech Research Group
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As a Disk Backup Champion, ExaGrid received the highest rating from Info-Tech Research Group for its exceptional product architecture and overall vendor score highlighting the company’s ‘exemplary’ strategy and strong viability, reach and channel. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 07 Feb 2012 | Published: 07 Feb 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

A Better RAID Strategy for High Capacity Drives in Mainframe Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates that RAID 6 is less capable to prevent data loss with today's large capacity SATA and SAS HDDs. It will also share Oracle's designs to mitigate this risk. The integrity of customers' data is in jeopardy if these large capacity SATA/SAS HDDs are simply packaged into a RAID 6 group without additional mitigation.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With the availability of solid-state storage within Version 5 of its SAN Volume Controller, IBM once again delivers outstanding tech-nological innovation to the data center. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

IBM

Benchmarking Enterprise SSDs
sponsored by sTec | HGST
WHITE PAPER: This paper will demonstrate differ­ences in comparative SSD products. The analysis reconciles instanta­neous benchmark data to actual user performance, over time in a work­ing system under a true enterprise workload.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Published: 25 Feb 2010

sTec | HGST

Making Cents of Tape vs. Disk: The Complete Guide on What to Choose and Why
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: Since the cost comparison between tape and disk is obviously far more complex than the media itself, this brief outlines all the considerations necessary for a more complete understanding of the benefit and true cost comparison between tape and disk to help IT professionals choose and justify their backup environment.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

Nexsan

Why SAS Matters - Cost Effective Performance with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Technology from Hitachi
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
WHITE PAPER: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is replacing Fibre Channel drives in high performance applications such as online transaction processing, real time analytics & streaming media. The key reasons for this transition are that SAS drives have the same or better reliability and data availability characteristics of Fibre Channel drives but are less expensive.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Hitachi Vantara

MicroScan De-Duplication Minimizes Replication Bandwidth and Storage Requirements
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this document to learn how FalconStor's powerful MicroScan technology works to minimize duplicate data and help save considerable bandwidth, storage resources, and overhead.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

FalconStor Software

Go Green with IBM System x Servers and Intel Xeon Processors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: By "going green" with energy-efficient IBM® System x™ servers featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, you can win back control of your IT budget--and win the battle with data center power constraints.
Posted: 16 Jan 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

IBM
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